Greek poets translate and read Denise Levertov’s poems on an evening night dedicated to her life’s work.
At the 10th annual event of American poetry organized as part of National Poetry Month, the Hellenic American Union and Words (can) do it present a tribute to Denise Levertov to mark the 100th anniversary of the poet’s birth.
11 poets will translate in Greek and read poems from Levertov’s more than 50-year poetic career.
Participating in the event will be: Orfeas Apergis, Mary Yossi, Giannis Doukas, Lenia Safiropoulou, Lefteris Zacharioudakis, Katerina Iliopoulou, Panayotis Ioannidis, Lena Kallergi, Dimitra Kotoula, Stergios Mitas and Christiana Migdali. Levertov’s original poems will be recited by Korina- Anna Gougouli. Also, recordings / audiotapes of her own works read by the poet herself will be heard.
Each voice that comes to trouble you is your own:
the hard, the hungry, lost or questioning
What we desire travels with us.
We must breathe time as fishes breathe water.